USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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HP EliteBook 8440P - USB ports stop working on docking station

I have a HP Elitebook 8440P running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed it on my docking station and everything went smooth for a while. Last week, my mouse and any other USB devices stoped working ...
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How to encrypt all—or part—of a USB hard drive that can be accessed by both Linux and Mac OS X?

I bought a new USB Hard Drive that I want to use as a back up for my Linux (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at the moment) and my Mac Mini (running Mac OS X 10.9). I can do this perfectly at the moment, but I want ...
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Why is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 no longer recognized?

Last night, after a year of continued and problem free use, I discovered that my computer no longer detects my Scarlett 2i4. My DAW (Ableton Live 9.1) says that no audio devices are detected and even ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Show USB speed for all devices in Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and would like to see which USB versions each attached USB device is using (1.1 or 2). How can I do this?
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How to enable the rear USB ports on a Dell Latitude E7440 when it’s docked?

I have this new Latitude 14 7000 Series Ultrabook™ (E7440). It only has 3 USB ports and two are on back. Kinda a pain in the rear (no pun intended). They are hard to reach when using laptop. I prefer ...
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udev on Ubuntu not working for USB plug in

I am trying to do a "simple" task, run a script /usr/local/bin/USBTesting.sh when I plug in a specific USB device. I created /lib/udev/rules.d/99-USBTesting.rules ...
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How can I use a second USB keyboard for special keys under Linux?

I'd like to use a second USB keyboard connected to my box running Ubuntu to generate special keystrokes. I'd like to map those in Vim to very specific actions. I plug both my main keyboard and the ...
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Static headset USB connection

%Windows 7, X99-Deluxe, Corsair H1500 I replaced a headset who had static issues (along with bad cables that broke for a 2nd time) and replaced it with a H1500 corsair headset. The sound was REALLY ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Can I connect a USB 1.1 hub to a wall outlet and charge devices?

I have an old USB 1.1 hub that I was wondering if could be repurposed to something useful. Would it be possible to connect it to a wall charger with USB outlet and use the hub to get 4 USB charging ...
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Strange Errors with Headset

My new headset (a logitech h340) is failing to work in an extremely bizarre way. My old one (a logitech h540) broke. I'm assuming faulty wiring, as it connects and disconnects when I move it certain ...
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Missing “Use a device” option to boot a live distro from usb on a Windows 8 (UEFI) notebook

I have a new notebook with Windows 8. I need to boot a Linux live distro from USB disk. However, when I access the boot menu which I expect to be like the following: in Windows 8, the entry "use a ...
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Win7 set my FAT32 USB key as read-only; can't format it

Today, I backed up some stuff from a Win7 before migrating to Ubuntu. In the middle of copying the files on my FAT32 USB key, Windows set the key as read-only. Now, I need to format the key to put a ...
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booting Fedora from USB taking forever

I am trying to install Fedora 21 workstation from a .iso usb drive and it is taking forever. It allows me to select the live workstation, and then the white diagonal fill line goes up until it is ...
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Mint not recognizing my USB Lexmark printer

I have a Lexmark X1250 printer, which I'm trying to get working on my box, which is running Linux Mint 17 Qiana itself. Some info: # uname -a Linux grid 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 ...
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Does Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth use MLC or TLC flash?

(This also probably pertains to the "non-Stealth" version as it's just a different housing I believe). I have searched online everywhere I can possibly think of. I find no datasheet designating if ...
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pen drive not showing full capacity

I'm trying to reformatted in Windows 7 by right clicking on the drive and selecting Format.... But the capacity only shows 144MB. Is there something I can do to get the original size back? Maybe it ...
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Install zeroshell from usb error “Waiting for root device /dev/sr0”

I'm using Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.8 to burn Zeroshell to an usb disk and boot from this usb, I see this error when I boot from this usb. How do I resolve this error? Here is the screen boot: ...
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Multiboot 32GB flash drive (Windows + Linux + Tools)

I am searching and testing various methods for days now, and I haven't found any straight forward guide on how to make Multiboot USB flash drive that is capable of booting following: Windows 8 ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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Connecting an Xbox controller to multiple devices

I have an Xbox 360 and a wired USB 2.0 controller. I would like to be able to play a game on the console with the controller whilst a Windows computer registers what my input on the controller is. I ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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Change default action on connecting a USB device

I've a device I connect to my windows computer (in this case it is an iPod but I don't believe that matters). Often when I first connect such devices a dialog will pop up giving a list of actions ...
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USB 1.0 device not working on USB 3.0

I have a legacy device that works fine on USB 1.0 or USB 2.0 ports. However it does not work properly on a USB 3.0 port. I've tried it on a PC with both USB 2.0 port and USB 3.0 port (it works fine ...
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How long does it take to transfer 1GB via USB2? [on hold]

Let’s say you are transferring a 1 GB file from your USB storage device to your computer. You connect your USB storage device to a USB 2.0 port, how long does it take to transfer the files?
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Speeding up bluetooth device detection by Windows 7

I have 3 computers, one on Windows 7 x64, the other also on Windows 7 x64, the last one on MacOS Snow Leopard, connected onto a Belkin KVM switch. On that switch, I have a BlueTooth USB dongle that is ...
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Does changing external hdd drive will boost performance boost on xubuntu (virtualbox)? [on hold]

Now I'm using Toshiba external drive (USB 2.0) - http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portable-External-Drive-HDDR250E03X/sim/B0013FSKSA/2 I'm wonder if changing this drive to something new, USB 3.0 (maybe ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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Why 45MB Unallocated space at the beginning of a Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB Flash Drive AND Why Drastically different sector counts?

I have a brand new Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB USB flash drive has 45MB of unallocated space preceding the 58.89GB of available space. I don’t care about having less than 64GB since I know it’s due ...
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get the IP address of USB device in Linux

is it possible to get the IP address of a device connected via USB? The device in question is a wireless printer, its connect via USB and WiFi, the printer is assigned an IP address and its displayed ...
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Arch Linux UEFI bootable usb installation media

I want to install Arch Linux in UEFI mode, but I fail at booting the installation media in UEFI mode. What I have done so far is: Create msdos partition table on usb key OR create gpt partition ...
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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How to password-protect an external hard drive or an external USB drive [on hold]

I've got: 1 external 120GB USB hard drive (TrekStor DataStation pocket capa) 2 16GB external USB drives (EMTEC) 2 32GB or 64BG external USB devices (SanDisk, one is USN 2.0 and the other USB 3.0, I ...
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W7 usb port not working after W10 dual boot

So i got a pc with 3 HDD. Ive got Windows 7 running perfectly on one of them. Some day ago i installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my second HDD. Windows 10 also work perfectly but when i boot my ...
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ethernet usb adapter ax88179_178a, ARP captured with 62 bytes

While debugging some l2 protocols on an ethernet usb adapter (chipset ax88179_178a) I noticed 2 bytes from Frame Check Sequence (FCS) are promoted to user data. Dump of the arp frame 60 bytes is now ...
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USB 3.0 not going past the speed of USB 2.0

I have a WD My Passport Ultra, which I know can reach 100MB/s easily while connected to USB 3.0 port, but I'm getting 40MB/s on 3.0 and 2.0 ports. What may be the problem? I run Fedora 18 (32 bit (on ...
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How to remove write protection from a write- protected USB drive and make it usable using diskpart?

I saw your answer to a question which has somewhat similar details like mine in this thread: Recovering a Partially Formatted USB Thumb Drive. However, in my case, my usb is write- protected. Can you ...
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Restore partitions on USB drive [duplicate]

When creating a bootable iso image on the usb drive, program imageUSB created a partition on the USB. The problem now is that I cannot restore the USB to a single partition. I am using windows 7 and I ...
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Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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Why is my 3.5" SATA hard drive not spinning up via USB?

I'm having issues connecting a 3.5 inch WD Caviar SE (WD3200AAJS) via a SATA to USB adapter. The drive is recognized, but it doesn't spin, so it just shows up with a capacity of 0 bytes. Note that ...
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Can’t access USB flash drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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c-media / gigaware usb headset driver

I have a USB headset (made by Gigaware) which has been working fine for years in my Win 7 machine. But now the device shows up as 'C-media USB headset' in the 'unknown' devices part of Device Manager ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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Plugging a Kinect 2 in results in cycling error “USB device not recognized”

I just got a Kinect 2 and am trying to run it in Windows 8.1. I've connected it to a USB 3.0 port and it appears to be connecting, disconnecting, and reconnecting itself every 2-3 seconds with the ...
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ASUS SBC-06D2X-U Blu-ray Drive Not Showing

I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit on a ThinkPad Yoga, which as no built-in optical drive. The ThinkPad's BIOS, drivers, and Windows updates are all the latest available. When I connect my ASUS ...
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How can I monitor or get a history of devices connected to my computer

I have a device repeatedly connect/disconnect. When in an application or watching a movie I'll hear the connect/disconnect sound. I know USBDeview is an application that does what I want somewhat, ...
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Windows assigns the same COM port to two identical USB devices

I'm trying to plug-in two identical USB devices to different USB ports on my laptop, but Windows' device manager displays only one assigned COM port for both so I can't distinguish between the two. I ...
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Copy data from PC secretly to USB /Portable Hard disk? [closed]

Can you name any free ware by using which you can copy specific data automatically when you plug in the USB or Portable Hard Drive secretly without alerting the Anti Virus or Malware? I know one such ...
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Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case [closed]

I have this old Alienware case from around 2003 in which I have replaced parts for years: I have never replaced the front USB ports, and I would like to get USB 3. Here are pictures of the USB ...